Michelle Angela Ortíz
Visual Artist, Muralist, and Community Arts Educator
“Telling Their Stories: Engaging Communities through the Arts”
Michelle Angela Ortíz is a visual artist, skilled muralist, and community arts educator who has designed and created over thirty large-scale public murals in the United States and abroad. She uses her art as a vehicle to represent people and communities whose histories are often lost or co-opted. Through painting, printmaking, and public arts practices, she creates space for dialogue and action. Her work transforms “blighted” spaces into a visual affirmation that reveals the strength and spirit of the community.
For more information about Michelle Ortiz’s work, please see her website: www.michelleangela.com.
Made possible by the generous support of the Bryn Mawr College Center for Visual Culture, the departments of English, History of Art, Spanish, and Growth and Structure of Cities, the Dean of Graduate Studies, the Pensby Center, the Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research, the Center for Social Science, the Program in Latin American, Latino, and Iberian Peoples and Cultures, and the 1902 Lecture Fund. Additional support provided by Enlace and the Intercultural Center, Swarthmore College.